Northglenn officers fatally shoot stolen vehicle suspect

NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- Officers opened fire on two suspects in a stolen vehicle that accelerated toward them early Wednesday morning, leaving one dead and one injured, the Northglenn Police Department said.

The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 10400 block of Franklin Way as officers investigated a stolen vehicle, police said.

As officers tried making contact, the vehicle accelerated toward them, police said. Officers opened fire, hitting one of two suspects in the vehicle.

It's not known how many officers fired their weapons.

One suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and the second suspect was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. Their names, ages and gender weren't released.

A SWAT team was at the scene to assist in the investigation. No officers were injured, police said.